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Watch Christmas Tales online: Episode 2 Christmas Tales: The Story Of The Tree

In the second of three programmes looking at festive icons, Fiona Phillips delves into the history of the Christmas tree, revealing how it was used as a Christian symbol for hundreds of years before Britons began putting them up in their living rooms. She also shows how the `tree craze' crossed the Atlantic, where retailer Frank Woolworth had introduced a new tradition - decorating them with baubles and tinsel.

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